Can STP answer the avian flu threat?


AS the threat of human-to-human transmission of the Avian flu virus gathers pace, banks and broker-dealers are paying more attention to the potential impact an outbreak could have on the trade-processing chain.

As of mid-January, the virus has killed 79 people in east Asia and Turkey, as the threat continues to move towards mainland Europe. As a result, European and Asian financial institutions are more concerned about the immediate impact of the flu than their US counterparts. Fortis, the D